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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Panamá

Panama Panama

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 13,275 km²

Population: 1,728,968 Catholics (85.0% of 2,033,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Chitré, Colón–Kuna Yala, David, Penonomé, Santiago de Veraguas, Bocas del Toro

Neighbouring Dioceses: Penonomé (←), Colón–Kuna Yala (↑), Darién (→)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Santa María La Antigua

Statistics: 96 parishes, 205 priests (84 diocesan, 121 religious), 68 deacons, 492 lay religious (236 brothers, 256 sisters), 67 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Penonomé (←), Colón–Kuna Yala (↑), Darién (→)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2010.02.18 – ...):Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A. (60)Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A. (60)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama

Auxiliary Bishop (2004.02.26 – ...):Bishop Pablo Varela Server (75)Bishop Pablo Varela Server (75)

Titular Bishop of Macomades rusticiana

Auxiliary Bishop (2015.06.25 – ...):Bishop Uriah Ashley (73)Bishop Uriah Ashley (73)

Titular Bishop of Agbia

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Panamá (Roman Rite)

Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A. (60)Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A. (60)Permalink
(2010.02.18 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Panamá (Panama)
President of Episcopal Conference of Panama
President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama

Humildad Caridad Servicio

Born:1956.12.24 (Panama)
Ordained Priest:1983.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:2004.04.17

Titular Bishop of Naratcata (2004.02.26 – 2010.02.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (2004.02.26 – 2010.02.18)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Panama (2007 – 2011)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Panamá (Panama) (2010.02.18 – ...)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (2012.11 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (2013.01 – ...)

Archbishop José Dimas Cedeño Delgado (84)Archbishop José Dimas Cedeño Delgado (84)Permalink
(1994.04.18 – 2010.02.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Panamá (Panama)

Señor aumenta nuestra fe

Born:1933.07.23 (Panama)
Ordained Priest:1961.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:1975.05.17

Bishop of Santiago de Veraguas (Panama) (1975.02.15 – 1994.04.18)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1988 – 1991)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1992 – 1997)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1994 – 2000)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Panamá (Panama) (1994.04.18 – 2010.02.18)

Archbishop Marcos Gregorio McGrath, C.S.C.Permalink
(1969.02.05 – 1994.04.18)

Amor sacerdos immolat

Born:1924.02.10 (Panama)
Ordained Priest:1949.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1961.10.08
Died:2000.08.04 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Cæciri (1961.08.08 – 1964.03.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1961.08.08 – 1964.03.03)

Bishop of Santiago de Veraguas (Panama) (1964.03.03 – 1969.02.05)

Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1966 – 1970)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1969 – 1971)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Panamá (Panama) (1969.02.05 – 1994.04.18)

First Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1970 – 1972)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1977 – 1982)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1985 – 1988)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1991 – 1994)

Archbishop Tomás Alberto Clavel MéndezPermalink
(1964.03.03 – 1968.12.18)

Born:1921.12.21 (Panama)
Ordained Priest:1947.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1955.09.25
Died:1988.10.13 († 66)

Bishop of David (Panama) (1955.07.24 – 1964.03.03)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1964 – 1967)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1964 – 1971)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Panamá (Panama) (1964.03.03 – 1968.12.18)

Titular Archbishop of Alessano (1968.12.18 – 1978.02.21)

Archbishop Francisco Beckmann, C.M.F.Permalink
(1955.03.06 – 1963.10.30)

Born:1883.07.23 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1913.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1940.07.07
Died:1963.10.30 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Telmissus (1940.05.25 – 1945.01.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1940.05.25 – 1945.01.13)

Archbishop of Panamá (Panama) (1945.01.13 – 1955.03.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Panamá (Panama) (1955.03.06 – 1963.10.30)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1962 – 1963.10.30)

Archbishops of Panamá (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Francisco Beckmann, C.M.F.Permalink
(1945.01.13 – 1955.03.06)

(see above)

Archbishop Juan José Maíztegui y Besoitaiturria, C.M.F.Permalink
(1933.02.24 – 1943.09.28)

Born:1878.04.30 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1902.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1926.10.17
Died:1943.09.28 († 65)

Vicar Apostolic of Darién (Panama) (1926.07.14 – 1932)

Titular Bishop of Tanais (1926.07.14 – 1933.02.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1932 – 1933.02.24)

Archbishop of Panamá (Panama) (1933.02.24 – 1943.09.28)

Archbishop Guillermo Rojas y Arrieta, C.M.Permalink
(1925.11.29 – 1933.02.04)

Born:1855.06.25 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1882.11.22
Consecrated Bishop:1912.08.18
Died:1933.02.04 († 77)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1912.03.21 – 1925.11.29)

Archbishop of Panamá (Panama) (1925.11.29 – 1933.02.04)

Bishops of Panamá (Roman Rite)

Bishop Guillermo Rojas y Arrieta, C.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1912.03.21 – 1925.11.29)

(see above)

Bishop Francisco Javier Junguito, S.J.Permalink
(1901.04.15 – 1911.10.21)

Born:1841.12.03 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1875.01.17
Consecrated Bishop:1901.07.14
Died:1911.10.21 († 69)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1901.04.15 – 1911.10.21)

Bishop Jose Alejandro PeraltaPermalink
(1886 – 1899.07.08)

Born:1846.05.03
Consecrated Bishop:1886.10.24
Died:1899.07.08 († 53)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1886 – 1899.07.08)

Bishop José Telésphor Paúl Vargas, S.J. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1875.09.17 – 1884.08.06)

Born:1831.01.05
Ordained Priest:1855.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:1876.03.25
Died:1889.04.08 († 58)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1875.09.17 – 1884.08.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1884.08.06 – 1889.04.08)

Bishop Ignacio Antonio ParraPermalink
(1870.03.21 – 1875.09.17)

Born:1824.01.04
Consecrated Bishop:1871.04.16
Died:1909.08.15 († 85)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1870.03.21 – 1875.09.17)

Bishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1875.09.17 – 1909.08.15)

Bishop Eduardo Vásquez, O.P.Permalink
(1856.12.12 – 1870.01.03)

Consecrated Bishop:1855.12.23
Died:1870.01.03

Titular Bishop of Lambaisis (1853.12.30 – 1856.12.12)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1856.12.12 – 1870.01.03)

Bishop Juan Francisco del Rosario Manfredo y BallestasPermalink
(1847.04.21 – 1850.04.21)

Died:1850.04.21

Titular Bishop of Myriophytos (1845.04.24 – 1847.04.21)

Coadjutor Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1845.04.24 – 1847.04.21)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1847.04.21 – 1850.04.21)

Bishop Juan José Cabarcas González y ArgüelloPermalink
(1835.07.24 – 1847.04.16)

Died:1847.04.16

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1835.07.24 – 1847.04.16)

Bishop José Higinio Durán y Martel, O. de M.Permalink
(1815.12.18 – 1823.10.22)

Born:1748.06.09 (Peru)
Consecrated Bishop:1816.08.04
Died:1823.10.22 († 75)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1815.12.18 – 1823.10.22)

Bishop-elect Simón López y García, C.O. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1814 – 1815.12.18)

Born:1744.04.11 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1816.05.05
Died:1831.09.03 († 87)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1814 – 1815.12.18)

Bishop of Orihuela (Spain) (1815.12.18 – 1824.11.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Valencia (Spain) ([1824.09.27] 1824.11.16 – 1831.09.03)

Bishop Manuel Joaquín González de Acuña y SaenzPermalink
(1797.07.24 – 1813.07.20)

Died:1813.07.20

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1797.07.24 – 1813.07.20)

Bishop Remigio de La Santa y OrtegaPermalink
(1792.06.18 – 1797.07.24)

Born:1745.10.01 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1792.12.23
Died:1818.11.14 († 73)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1792.06.18 – 1797.07.24)

Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1797.07.24 – 1816.08.10)

Bishop of Lérida (Spain) (1818.06.06 – 1818.11.14)

Bishop José Antonio Umeres de MirandaPermalink
(1777.12.15 – 1791.09.11)

Born:1715.01 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1745.11
Consecrated Bishop:1778
Died:1791.09.11 († 76)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1777.12.15 – 1791.09.11)

Bishop Francisco de los Ríos y Armengol, O.P.Permalink
(1770.05.28 – 1776.11.17)

Born:1720.09.17 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1772.08.09
Died:1776.11.17 († 56)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1770.05.28 – 1776.11.17)

Bishop Miguel Moreno y OlloPermalink
(1763.12.19 – 1770.03.12)

Died:1780.09.11

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1763.12.19 – 1770.03.12)

Bishop of Ayacucho (Peru) (1770.03.12 – 1780.09.11)

Bishop Juan Manuel Jeronimo de Romaní y CarrilloPermalink
(1758.03.13 – 1763.09.26)

Born:1675 (Guam)
Died:1768.09.15 († 93)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1758.03.13 – 1763.09.26)

Bishop of Cusco (Peru) (1763.09.26 – 1768.09.15)

Bishop Francisco Javier de Luna Victoria y CastroPermalink
(1751.05.17 – 1758.03.13)

Born:1695.12.03 (Peru)
Died:1777.03.11 († 81)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1751.05.17 – 1758.03.13)

Bishop of Trujillo (Peru) (1758.03.13 – 1777.03.11)

Bishop Juan Bautista TabargaPermalink
(1751 – 1751)

Died:1751

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1751 – 1751)

Bishop-elect Valentín Moran Menéndez, O. de M.Permalink
(1750.09.23 – 1751.03.15)

Born:1694.02.18 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1718
Consecrated Bishop:1751.04.25
Died:1766.01.09 († 71)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1750.09.23 – 1751.03.15)

Bishop of Islas Canarias (Spain) (1751.03.15 – 1761.05.20)

Bishop Felipe Manriquez de LaraPermalink
(1749.07.21 – 1750.02.23)

Died:1763

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1749.07.21 – 1750.02.23)

Bishop of Ayacucho (Peru) (1750.02.23 – 1763)

Bishop Juan de CastañedaPermalink
(1742 – 1749.01.20)

Died:1762.02.22

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1742 – 1749.01.20)

Bishop of Cusco (Peru) (1749.01.20 – 1762.02.22)

Bishop Diego de Salinas y Cabrera, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1741 – 1741)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1741 – 1741)

Bishop Pedro Morcillo Rubio de SuñónPermalink
(1731.12.17 – 1741.07.20)

Born:1684 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1724.10.08
Died:1747.04.01 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Draso (1724.02.14 – 1731.12.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru) (1724.02.14 – 1731.12.17)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1731.12.17 – 1741.07.20)

Bishop of Cusco (Peru) (1741.07.20 – 1747.04.01)

Bishop Agustín Rodríguez Delgado (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1725.12.19 – 1731.12.17)

Born:1674.10.04 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1726.09.08
Died:1746.12.18 († 72)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1725.12.19 – 1731.12.17)

Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1731.12.17 – 1742.01.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Bolivia) (1742.01.22 – 1746.06.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lima (Peru) (1746.06.14 – 1746.12.18)

Bishop Bernardo Serrada, O. Carm.Permalink
(1720 – 1725.12.19)

Died:1733.03.02

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1720 – 1725.12.19)

Bishop of Cusco (Peru) (1725.12.19 – 1733.03.02)

Bishop Juan José Llamas Rivas, O. Carm.Permalink
(1714.06.13 – 1719.04.01)

Born:1659 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1714.11.04
Died:1719.04.01 († 60)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1714.06.13 – 1719.04.01)

Fr. Juan de Argüelles, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1699 – 1711)

Died:1713

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1699 – 1711)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1711 – 1713 not possessed)

Bishop Diego Ladrón de GuevaraPermalink
(1689 – 1699.04.11)

Died:1717.06.12

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1689 – 1699.04.11)

Bishop of Ayacucho (Peru) (1699.04.11 – 1704.09.15)

Bishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1704.09.15 – 1717.06.12)

Bishop Lucas Fernández de PiedrahitaPermalink
(1676.11.16 – 1688.03.29)

Born:1624 (Colombia)
Consecrated Bishop:1660
Died:1688.03.29 († 64)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1668.02.27 – 1676.11.16)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1676.11.16 – 1688.03.29)

Bishop Antonio de León y BecerraPermalink
(1671 – 1676.04.26)

Ordained Priest:1657
Died:1708.08.28

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1671 – 1676.04.26)

Bishop of Trujillo (Peru) (1676.04.26 – 1677.02)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1677.02 – 1708.08.28)

Bishop Sancho Pardo de Andrade de Figueroa y CárdenasPermalink
(1667.09.07 – 1671.06.12)

Died:1702

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1667.09.07 – 1671.06.12)

Bishop of Ayacucho (Peru) (1671.06.12 – 1678)

Bishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1678 – 1702)

Fr. Diego López de Vergara y AguilarPermalink
(1662 – 1662.08.08)

Died:1662

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1662 – 1662.08.08)

Bishop Bernardo de IsaguirrePermalink
(1654.05.18 – 1660)

Died:1670.03.17

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1654.05.18 – 1660)

Bishop of Cusco (Peru) (1662.07.31 – 1669.07.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Bolivia) (1669.07.15 – 1670.03.17 not possessed)

Bishop Hernando de Ramírez y Sánchez, O.SS.T.Permalink
(1641.09.16 – 1652.04.11)

Born:1580 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1642.02.09
Died:1652.04.11 († 72)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) ([1640.10.15] 1641.09.16 – 1652.04.11)

Bishop Cristóbal Martínez de Salas, O. Praem.Permalink
(1625.10.27 – 1640.10.22)

Born:1572 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1626.01.18
Died:1640.10.22 († 68)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) ([1625.05.08] 1625.10.27 – 1640.10.22)

Bishop Francisco de la Cámara y Raya, O.P.Permalink
(1613.04.15 – 1624.08.18)

Died:1624.08.18

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) ([1612.11.27] 1613.04.15 – 1624.08.18)

Bishop Agustín de Carvajal, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1605.07.18 – 1612.05.07)

Died:1618

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1605.07.18 – 1612.05.07)

Bishop of Ayacucho (Peru) (1612.05.07 – 1618)

Bishop Antonio Calderón de LeónPermalink
(1598.05.25 – 1605.07.05)

Consecrated Bishop:1594
Died:1621

Bishop of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (1593.12.25 – 1598.05.25)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1598.05.25 – 1605.07.05)

Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) (1605.07.05 – 1621)

Bishop Pedro Duque de Rivera, S.J.Permalink
(1594.07.27 – 1594.12)

Consecrated Bishop:1594.10.02
Died:1594.12

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1594.07.27 – 1594.12)

Bishop Bartolomé Martinez Menacho y Mesa (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1587.04.27 – 1593.04.30)

Born:1517 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1588.09
Died:1594.08.17 († 77)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1587.04.27 – 1593.04.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1593.04.30 – 1594.08.17)

Bishop-elect Bartolomé de Ledesma, O.P.Permalink
(1580.10.20 – 1583.06.03)

Consecrated Bishop:1584
Died:1604.02.16

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1580.10.20 – 1583.06.03)

Bishop of Antequera (Mexico) (1583.06.03 – 1604.02.16)

Bishop Manuel de Mercado Aldrete, O.S.H.Permalink
(1576.03.28 – 1580.04.04)

Consecrated Bishop:1571
Died:1580.04.04

Bishop of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (1570.09.04 – 1576.03.28)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1576.03.28 – 1580.04.04)

Bishop Francisco de AbregoPermalink
(1566.02.15 – 1574.07.26)

Died:1574.07.26

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1566.02.15 – 1574.07.26)

Bishop Juan de Vaca, O.S.B.Permalink
(1561.07.27 – 1565)

Consecrated Bishop:1562.02.08
Died:1565

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1561.07.27 – 1565)

Bishop Pablo de Torres, O.P.Permalink
(1546.01.27 – 1560)

Died:1560

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1546.01.27 – 1560)

Bishop Tomás de Berlanga, O.P.Permalink
(1534.02.11 – 1537)

Born:1486 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1534.05.17
Died:1551.08.08 († 65)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1534.02.11 – 1537)

Bishop Vicente de Valverde, O.P.Permalink
(1533 – ?)

Born:1490
Died:1543 († 53)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1533 – ?)

Bishop Martin de Bejar, O.F.M.Permalink
(1527 – 1530)

Died:1530

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1527 – 1530)

Bishop Vicente de Peraza, O.P.Permalink
(1520.12.05 – 1526)

Consecrated Bishop:1521.04.01
Died:1553

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1520.12.05 – 1526)

Bishops of Santa María la Antigua del Darién (Roman Rite)

Bishop Juan de Quevedo Villegas, O.F.M.Permalink
(1513.09.09 – 1519.12.24)

Born:1450 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1514.01.29
Died:1519.12.24 († 69)

Bishop of Santa María la Antigua del Darién (Panama) (1513.09.09 – 1519.12.24)

Former Prelates


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